Fake AP Stylebook?
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Posted 11/3/09 , edited 11/3/09
So, if any of you are journalists or have taken a writing/journalism class, you're probably familiar with the AP (Associated Press) Stylebook... it's basically a guide for grammar, background information & proper uses of phrases etc. uhh.. I'm horrible at describing this, so here's the wikipedia for it! hahaha http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AP_Stylebook


Okay, so The Fake AP Stylebook is basically the AP Stylebook turned inside out. ON TWITTER. It's HILARIOUS. Their tweets brighten up my day.

For example:

"STAR WARS Episodes IV-VI are to be referred to as "The Original Trilogy." Episodes I-III are not to be referred to at all."

"Replace "situation deteriorated/worsened" with "shit [just] got real." Ex: On day three of the hostage crisis, shit got real."

"Slander is harder to prove, so avoid libel charges by just yellin' that shit out the window."

"It helps spice things up to insert parentheticals such as "cute" and "won't last" into wedding announcements."

"Use "verbal" to compare words with some other form of communication ("poor verbal skills"), use "oral" to be more popular."

""Tranny" is offensive and should be avoided. The correct term is "the senator on his day off.""

"When describing the subject of a story's "assets," be sure to make the next sentence, "You know what I'm talkin' about.""

"Use "Asian" for people, "Oriental" for objects and "Bad-Ass" for Bruce Lee."

"Boring literary works can be improved by adding -izzle to their titles: Ulyssizzle, Moby Dizzle, Hizzle of Darknizzle."

"The plural of 'dracula' is 'CHRIST GET OUT OF THERE!'"

"Use emoticons to let readers know exactly the type of person they are dealing with. \m/ O_O \m/"

""Your" and "you're" may be used interchangeably if you are an idiot"


Here's their twitter, those of you with twitters should follow them (:
http://twitter.com/FakeAPStylebook

These are all from the past couple weeks. They update daily.


Maybe it's all more funny to me because I used to be on the newspaper in my school? This might be a failure of a topic, I apologize :(


For discussion and whatnot: What do you all think of it? XD
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Posted 11/3/09
"Use "verbal" to compare words with some other form of communication ("poor verbal skills"), use "oral" to be more popular."

Pfft. ♥
This entire thing is so cute. ;3;
Why did I have to delete my Twitter? I want to watch this so badly.
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Hahaha. That's funny.
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Posted 11/4/09

ohmygodBRITTANY wrote:

Maybe it's all more funny to me because I used to be on the newspaper in my school? This might be a failure of a topic, I apologize :(


it's cool. not all threads can be winners
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Posted 11/4/09 , edited 11/4/09
twitter is gay, myspace has all that shit

twater
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Posted 11/4/09

el-jacko wrote:

twitter is gay, myspace has all that shit

twater


broe myspace is a digital ghetto.

facebook is where all the cool kids are @
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Posted 11/4/09

h3ntie wrote:


el-jacko wrote:

twitter is gay, myspace has all that shit

twater


broe myspace is a digital ghetto.

facebook is where all the cool kids are @


i agree with you, and thats why i dont use myface, twatter, or facefuck

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